I Have a Choice

Delta Zeta chapters participate in I Have a Choice during annual National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) each fall and has become a leader in the education of college-age students about alcohol consumption. Inspiring students to examine their lifestyle choices and make informed decisions regarding alcohol, Delta Zeta women from across the country and Canada will enrich the minds of students by talking about the effects of alcohol on one’s body, the warning signs of alcohol abuse, social respect and consent around alcohol consumption, preventative social event planning processes and other topics!

Delta Zeta’s 2020 I Have A Choice Week will be October 18-24, 2020.

In an effort to support efforts around health and safety for gathering, we have provided outstanding educational learning opportunities for collegiate chapters and alumnae chapters during the week. Updated this year, will be a more virtual component to the initiative, allowing members to join in even if they may not be physically in person on campus. Join us on Delta Zeta’s Facebook or Instagram at 8 p.m. EST for all of our sessions below!

I Have a Choice 2020 Schedule

Sunday, October 18 – Alcohol 101: Strength, Amount and Time

Join Will Frankenberger, Delta Zeta’s Chief Safety Officer, live from his kitchen where we will discuss some basic reminders of alcohol education. This 20-minute session can be a great program for chapter meetings and will answer questions live during the session!

Monday, October 19 – Crossfading: How Alcohol and Marijuana Interact

Friend of Delta Zeta, Dr. Jason Kilmer of the University of Washington will join Will Frankenberger for a discussion on crossfading which is the growing trend of co-occurring use of alcohol and marijuana. This 20-minute discussion will provide participants with educational information on crossfading including the risks, avoidance efforts and other timely topics. You will not want to miss Dr. Kilmer’s discussion on crossfading.

Tuesday, October 20 – Understanding the Risks of High-Risk Drinking

Join Dr. Jenny Damask at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as she discusses the risks of drinking and its impact on college students. In this 20-minute session, Dr. Damask will share the intersection of alcohol and wellness, the impact of alcohol on community and the role alcohol plays in belonging. Don’t worry – Dr. Damask will also provide some great tips and guidance to use to ensure people stay safe and welcome.

Wednesday, October 21 – A Conversation On How Parents Talk About Alcohol

Dr. Rob Turrisi of Pennsylvania State University joins Delta Zeta for a special program for parents to discuss the role they play in discussing alcohol use, modeling behavior and some best practices for jumping into uncomfortable conversations. As one of the leading researchers in the role parents play in alcohol use, this 20-minute will be a wonderful session that will be chalk full of take-aways and opportunities for growth.